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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Claremont McKenna College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Address
500 E 9th St
Claremont, CA 91711
Website
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Claremont McKenna College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
9%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1320-1490
ACT Range
31-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$30,527/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,499/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,173/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,096/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,341/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,992/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,346Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
35%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Econ Majors
    56%
  • Go-getters
    22%
  • Bros and valedictorians
    11%
  • Super rich kids
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$75,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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Claremont McKenna College Reviews

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Where do I begin, I have so much to say about how much I love this school. When I first came to Claremont McKenna, I feared that it would be difficult to make friends as it is such a small school. However, the first day shocked me completely. Everyone was so freaking nice, like unbelievably nice. In the last 3 months of being here, I know about 250/360 kids in my class, and of course a lot of upperclassmen. The party scene here is exactly what I want from a school ,inclusivity, but everyone definitely shares a work hard, play hard mentality. We know how to party, but we also know how to be the scholarly students we got in here for being. The party scene truly is spectacular. The dining hall food is amazing. Sports teams are great as 1/3 of the student body participates in sports There are pretty much a million ways to get involved on campus. I want to continue rambling about how much I love it here, but I also have an econ quiz tomorrow, but I hope that helps. S'GO STAGTHENAS!
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I love this place more than words can describe. CMCers are unique. Everyone shares the same drive for success and achievement, and everyone truly finds their niche on campus. Whether it's in a sport, in student government, in the Rose institute, in event planning, in KLI, there is something for everyone to get involved and active. The school is everything I want and more. The small classes makes learning so much more interesting; trust me, sitting around a table with 15 other people and talking about government or philosophy is super enjoyable. Socially, it is so ridiculously easy to make friends. Everyone is so friendly and outgoing, you really have to try to not make any. The party scene is fantastic. What other school has a drinking policy like this or would give the student government hundreds of thousands of dollars to plan parties. It's kind of ridiculous, but CMC is ridiculous, and I love it so much.
I loved taking the summer course called High School Leadership and Communication. It made me more interested in going to this school, and I love how well-organized the program was. I love their philosophy on leadership. It really encourages others to become leaders in their community. Go CMC!